“Taking the Next Step, Throwing Intensive” with Ron Philbeck
Day/Time: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm (open studio hours until 6pm each day)
Dates: July 10 – 14, 2023
This workshop is geared toward improving your throwing skills and to help you develop more ease and confidence with clay. Starting where you are, we will explore ways to move your work in a forward direction. Ron will demonstrate creating a number of different functional forms, from mugs and pitchers to yunomi, jars, bowls and plates. He will also demonstrate making handles and cutting/trimming feet.
As the week progresses we will explore several decorative techniques including textured slip application, faceting, wax resist with slips, rope impressed and stamped decoration.
This is a “hands-on” workshop. Ron will demonstrate his techniques, but there will also be plenty of time for participants to make pots under his guidance.
As time allows Ron will discuss his use of social media and online sales.
Intermediate throwing knowledge is required.
Students will purchase clay directly from the Village Potters Clay Center the week of the workshop.
Open studio hours will be from 3-5pm each day.
Several weeks before the workshop you will receive the details of what to expect, what to bring, materials list, and directions to the studio.
Please contact The Village Potters Clay Center if you have any questions about this workshop.
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- Cancellation up to 45 days prior to the start of class/workshop, students receive a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee).
- Cancellation within less than 45 days of the start of class/workshop, students receive no refund.
About Ron Philbeck:
Ron Philbeck is a potter specializing in wheel thrown, sodium vapor glazed pottery. The limited production and one of a kind pots are created at his studio in Shelby, N.C. Ron believes that pots should be well made, pleasant to look at, and easy to use. His work can be found in collections and kitchens around the world.